One of the things that we did nearly every year when I was growing up was attend the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo. This year, we happened to be in Denver at the same time as the Stock Show. Grandma and Grandpa took the day off to take us, and the grandkids.
It wasn’t quite like I remembered it, but I think the kids had a great time seeing all of the animals. My city kids have never seen so many cows, pigs, and horses all in one place before! Nehemiah in particular was in heaven and couldn’t take his eyes off of everything going on around him!
We tried to go to the petting area, but the line was very long and the area was much smaller than I remembered from previous years. So we opted for the pony ride instead. Thank you Great Grandma & Grandpa for the Christmas fun money!
Nehemiah was riding “Dash”.
The pigs were getting shown while we were there, so we not only saw a ton of them in their pens, but also quite a few being led through the aisles by their owners. Liberty wanted to pet every one of them. Too much Charlotte’s Web?
There were not many sheep on the day we were there, and they were all shorn. But we did see the wool fleeces which won first place, and got to pet a few. We also attended a show that demonstrated how they shear sheep.
Some fun photo props… Nolan, Libs, Nehemiah